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Guns, political turmoil and hummingbirds in the living room – my farewell to Latin America

Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez took one look at the Guardian’s correspondent and yelled out: ‘Hey, Gringo!’ But if he could never quite fit in, Jonathan Watts has come to love the continent he is now leaving after five years It was the merest of glimpses, but no less thrilling for that. Show More Summary

Brazilian says Venezuela's Maduro made illegal payments in 2012 Chavez campaign

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian strategist was paid $20 million under-the-table for the 2012 re-election campaign of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, much of it handed over in cash by the man who now leads Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro, according to a plea bargain statement made public on Thursday.

Campaign exec: Maduro used illegal cash for Chavez campaign

A former political consultant has accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of paying her $11 million in cash to cover the costs of the 2012 re-election campaign of the late Hugo … Click to Continue »

Why Venezuela’s struggling president just called for a new constitution

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

CARACAS, Venezuela — In 1999, the year Hugo Chávez took office, Venezuelan voters overwhelmingly backed his push to rewrite the constitution. Chávez was so pleased with the new version that he ordered millions of pocket-size editions to be handed out across the country. He liked to whip out a copy in the middle of his speeches […]

Why did a Venezuelan-Owned Firm Donate $500,000 to Trump’s Inauguration while Facing Debt?

The socialist Venezuelan government-owned oil firm, Citgo, donated $500,000 to help cover the costs of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It called Venezuela’s spending into question under Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez’s protege, as people are starving and the country’s cash reserves are dwindling quickly.

A suspected terrorist and drug trafficker just became Venezuela's Vice President

On Wednesday Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro — the successor to late socialist President Hugo Chavez — announced that former minister Tareck El Aissami would become vice president of the country. That means in a country of complete...Show More Summary

People are comparing Donald Trump to Hugo Chávez. That’s mostly wrong.

Over the past year, it has become fashionable to draw parallels between Donald Trump and foreign leaders, especially populist leaders in Europe and Latin America. One of those leaders is former Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. For example, the San Diego Union-Tribune’s editorial board asserts that Venezuela has fallen apart due to “the obstinance and delusions […]

Venezuela awards peace prize to … Putin

9 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

There are still places in the world where they haven’t heard of Aleppo. Venezuelan president Maduro has announced a Hugo Chavez Peace Prize. The first winner is Vladimir Putin.  

Venezuela creates Hugo Chavez peace prize, awards to Russia's Putin

10 months agoNews : Reuters: World News

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced the creation of peace prize in honor of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, and said he was awarding it to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Venezuelans are going hungry. But the country’s Olympians will get free housing and cash.

11 months agoNews : BlogPost

As a young man, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro played electric guitar, not sports. But like the men who mentored him, Cuba’s Fidel Castro and the late Hugo Chavez, he views the country’s Olympic achievements as a validation of his economic and social policies. Also, he is fond of wearing track suits in the colors of […]

Venezuela just named an accused drug trafficker as its interior minister

On Tuesday night Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a cabinet reshuffle o n his weekly TV show " In Contact With Maduro." General Nestor Reverol, a former minister under Hugo Chavez was named Interior Minister. On Monday a court in Brooklyn, New York indicted him for drug trafficking. Show More Summary

Peru prosecutor says Chavez, Brazil firms may have funded Humala

LIMA (Reuters) - A Peruvian prosecutor said Thursday that late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and two Brazilian construction companies may have bankrolled President Ollanta Humala's campaigns before he took office in 2011.

Venezuelan VP Claims Chavez Died in Attempt to Take Out Dollar Dictatorship

Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may have died of cancer, but he didn't die of natural causes, according to the country's Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz.

Venezuela Hikes Minimum Wage 30 Percent in Midst of Economic Meltdown

This weekend Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage. This marks the twelfth increase since he took over from Hugo Chavez in 2013, and comes on the heels of a 25 percent increase March 1. Show More Summary

21st Century Socialism Brings No Toilet Paper, TV, Or Long Distance Phone Service To Venezuela

In 2005, the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez moved quickly to remodel his nation by weaving “21st Century Socialism” into its socioeconomic...

Venezuelan opposition announce plans for a peaceful coup against Maduro

The last time Venezuelan politicians tried to topple a president, the blowback buried them. In 2002, they promoted a military putsch against socialist leader Hugo Chávez. But amid massive street protests, the coup collapsed and many of the conspirators fled the country or landed in prison. That’s why on Tuesday, when a new generation of […]

Venezuela ex-ministers seek probe into $300 billion in lost oil revenue

CARACAS (Reuters) - Two former cabinet ministers under late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez are seeking an investigation to trace the fate of some $300 billion allegedly embezzled during the past decade through a complex currency control system.

Venezuelan negotiator thanks Hugo Chavez for Paris climate deal

PARIS (Reuters) - Venezuela's chief climate negotiator aims to visit the tomb of late socialist President Hugo Chavez to honor him as the unacknowledged architect of the Paris agreement on Saturday to slow global warming.

Venezuela Has Just Begun to Fight

Dictators are typically bad losers. Whenever the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez felt in danger on the eve of an election, he would conjure the possibility of violence, death, or chaos if the vote didn’t go his way. The modernShow More Summary

Global oil slump threatens Venezuela’s vision of ’21st-century socialism’

2 years agoNews : The Raw Story

With global oil prices in a prolonged slump, late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’s vision of “21st-century socialism” is in trouble both at home and abroad. The movement Chavez founded risks losing control of the National Assembly in legislative elections Sunday, even as...

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